The Eight strands of the silk brocade is one of the first Qigong sets I learned, almost 40 years ago, also known as the eight fine treasures the Ba Duan Jin is one of the most widely practiced sets of Qigong, as it is included in most kung fu and Tai Chi classes. There are many different versions of this Qigong set, without thinking I know at least 5, varying in intensity and complexity from simple and easy, ideal for entry level inactive people, to vigorous and demanding. It is not just the physical aspect that demands more, there is also an increased demand on the mind and breath as befits a more advanced form.
The video below is comparatively simple, Keith is not using the horse stance to rise and fall with the movements, the shots are taken to emphasise the breathing. As always use the 70% rule and stay within your comfort zone. This series was filmed during a public display in the Millennium Forum, Norwich,as part of a National health promotion day.
Traditional Tai Chi
Golden Rooster School
274 King Street
Norwich, NR1 2BL
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